Agent Name

Isodecyl alcohol

CAS Number

25339-17-7

Formula

C10-H22-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Isodecanol; [ChemIDplus] Iso-decanol; [MSDSonline]

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antifoaming agent in textile processing, in synthetic lubricants, in uranium refining, as a specialty solvent, and to make plasticizers; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause CNS depression; Defats the skin; [ICSC] Higher alcohols are not highly toxic in the industrial setting; Can cause liver injury, somnolence, and respiratory depression in experimental animals; Can cause smarting of the skin; Extended exposure may cause second degree burns; [HSDB] A skin irritant; [CAMEO] Causes hepatitis in feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] Causes malformations at doses that are maternally toxic; [REPROTOX] An eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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